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Just up the road in Myrtle Beach, a conference that aims to be far more interesting than any conference you've ever been to is entering its fifth year.
"CREATE South is a meeting for those interested in art, blogging, podcasting, video, social networking or any other form of self-expression", say the conference organizers on their website. "It is a venue to bring together like minded people to network, teach, and learn. If you would like to get involved in these arenas but don’t know how to start, this is the place to be. With introductory presentations and hands-on detailed demos, the beginners and the experts alike will have plenty to learn."
You'll find classes ranging from Budget Barista to Visual FX to DIY Metallurgy to The Art & Science of cooking BBQ — so you're bound to find something that interests you.